March 1st, 2021
Mufti of Moscow, head of the Spiritual Assembly of Muslims of Russia (the SAMR) Albir Hazrat Krganov held a meeting with Apostolic Nuncio to the Russian Federation Archbishop Giovanni d'Aniello.
The meeting was also attended by First Deputy of the SAMR Mufti Tagir Hazrat Samatov ,His Eminence Monsignor Peter Tarnavsky, Counselor of the Apostolic Nunciature and His Reverend Priest Igor Chabanov, the interpreter.
The main topic of discussion between two parties was the “Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together” , a joint statement signed by Grand Imam of Al-Azhar University Ahmad Al-Tayyib and His Holiness Pope Francis on February, 4 2019 in Abu Dhabi.
Albir Hazrat Krganov highly appreciated the provisions of this document and also pointed out the similarity of some of its semantic aspects with the content of Makkah Declaration adopted in 2019.Albir Hazrat mentioned that after the official publication of the “Document on Human Fraternity” it was sent to the regional muftiats of the SAMR for informational purposes.
During this meeting both parties also discussed serious problems that the whole world faces nowadays. In particular, they touched upon the issue of fight against terrorism ,the influence of extremist ideologies on modern youth, attempts to affiliate religion with politics, the fall of moral values and guidelines of the modern society, as well as the problem of “militant secularism”, when opponents of religion try to diminish its role. Therefore, according to them, it is necessary to unite the efforts of representatives of all world religions in order to resolve these serious problems and develop a special system for implementing of interfaith social projects.
At the end of the meeting, the parties expressed their hope for further fruitful cooperation.